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AF&PA declares Sustainability Award winners

 Tuesday, November 13, 2018

American Forest & Paper Association Logo. (PRNewsFoto/American Forest & Paper Association)The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presented its 2018 Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards at AF&PA’s annual meeting on Friday, Nov. 9 in Dallas, Texas.


Five AF&PA member companies received six awards:


“Our members continue to demonstrate their commitment toward achieving the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman. “We are proud to honor the achievements of this year’s award winners and to represent companies that are leaders in sustainability.” Donna added further.


2018 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners

Leadership in Sustainability – Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Clearwater Paper: Lewiston Pulp Optimization Project
Leadership in Sustainability – Paper Recovery for Recycling
WestRock Company: Advancing Foodservice Packaging Recycling
Leadership in Sustainability – Safety (Large Company)
Resolute Forest Products: Proactive Approach to Workplace Safety
Leadership in Sustainability – Safety (Small Company)
American Eagle Paper Mills: Shifting to a Culture of Safety
Leadership in Sustainability – Water
Domtar: Hawesville Water Conservation Project
Innovation in Sustainability
WestRock Company: TechniFluteTM


Designed to recognize exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives in the paper and wood products manufacturing industry, AF&PA’s annual awards are given based on the merit of entries received across multiple categories.


Projects that support progress toward the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals qualify for recognition in the “Leadership” category, which has five subcategories that correspond to the goals: Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Paper Recovery for Recycling, Safety, Sustainable Forest Management and Water. The “Innovation in Sustainability” award is reserved for projects that merit recognition for their contribution to sustainable business practices, not one of the goals specifically.


AF&PA’s 2018 Sustainability Report showed that the U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry has made significant, measurable progress toward achieving its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals.



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